Monthly Status Report: November 2016

Why do I do a monthly status report? I find it best to do a monthly status report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: September 2016

Sorry this is so late this month! I’m currently typing this up with a steaming cup of Earl Grey tea next to me as I sit next to a window and look out over the picturesque English countryside. I can’t wait to share all the wonderful experiences I’ve had on this trip with you. But … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: August 2016

Why do I do a monthly status report? I find it best to do a monthly status report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was … Read more…

An Evening with Phroogal

I never thought I’d be the person with a book titled “YOLO” on my bookshelf, and yet here I am. What’s more, I’ll probably even buy a few more copies and hand them out as Christmas and graduation gifts! I received a free copy of the book from the author himself, Jason Vitug, when he … Read more…

Monthly Spending Report: November 2015

  November passed in a flurry of events! Between all my activities, events about town, friends visiting, our first big snow of the year and Thanksgiving I hardly had a chance to sit down and catch my breath. I spent about 16 total hours driving across 3 states for Thanksgiving, but the quality time with … Read more…

Balancing Travel and Savings

Like most people, I love going on vacations. Someone else cooks for a week in an exotic locale? Sign me up! But, traveling can get pricey fast. First class seats for the flights. 5 star hotels. Michelin starred restaurants. Guided tours. A personal masseuse. Champagne whenever you want. Ok now I’m just detailing the life … Read more…